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Destructive communication patterns in a relationship that we should be aware of

Published on May 05, 2024 07:57 PM IST
  • From talking over the partner to bringing up the past, here are a few destructive communication patterns that can bring resentment.
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Communication is one of the foundation blocks of a healthy relationship. However, sometimes we may adapt to destructive communication patterns which can lead to frustration and resentment. "We often play out the same communication patterns even if they’re not working for us because that’s what we know. We use the tools in our toolbox and forgot to question whether those tools are going to fix our problems or make them worse! Do you slip into nagging, blaming, trying to prove you’re right by bringing up the past We’ve all been there, but when this becomes a pattern, it can be harmful to your relationship," wrote Therapist Lucille Shackleton.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 05, 2024 07:57 PM IST

Communication is one of the foundation blocks of a healthy relationship. However, sometimes we may adapt to destructive communication patterns which can lead to frustration and resentment. "We often play out the same communication patterns even if they’re not working for us because that’s what we know. We use the tools in our toolbox and forgot to question whether those tools are going to fix our problems or make them worse! Do you slip into nagging, blaming, trying to prove you’re right by bringing up the past We’ve all been there, but when this becomes a pattern, it can be harmful to your relationship," wrote Therapist Lucille Shackleton.(Shutterstock)

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We should not talk over the partner. When the partner is sharing something, we should let them finish before we present our perspectives. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 05, 2024 07:57 PM IST

We should not talk over the partner. When the partner is sharing something, we should let them finish before we present our perspectives. (Unsplash)

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No matter what, we should validate the emotions of the partner, even when we do not agree with them. Sometimes, they are just looking for a good listener. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 05, 2024 07:57 PM IST

No matter what, we should validate the emotions of the partner, even when we do not agree with them. Sometimes, they are just looking for a good listener. (Unsplash)

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The partner may have a different perspective – this does not mean that they are wrong. Instead of trying to find out who0 is right or wrong, we should focus on accepting them the way they are. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 05, 2024 07:57 PM IST

The partner may have a different perspective – this does not mean that they are wrong. Instead of trying to find out who0 is right or wrong, we should focus on accepting them the way they are. (Unsplash)

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Keeping score in a relationship- can become very toxic with time. We should refrain from bringing up the past constantly. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 05, 2024 07:57 PM IST

Keeping score in a relationship- can become very toxic with time. We should refrain from bringing up the past constantly. (Pexels)

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Stonewalling or refusing or respond or giving the partner the silent treatment can make the relationship toxic. (Freepik ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 05, 2024 07:57 PM IST

Stonewalling or refusing or respond or giving the partner the silent treatment can make the relationship toxic. (Freepik )

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